• Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS took place from the 16th to 19th November, 2021. It has been the occasion to celebrate progress through the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), identify remaining challenges, emphasize CRVS for sustainable development and promote CRVS as the foundation for legal identity.

    Recordings, side-events and preparatory and outcome documents can be consulted on this website.

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  • Launch of Getting Every One in the Picture - a snapshot of progress midway through the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

    In preparation of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific held from 16 to 19 November 2021, ESCAP has prepared a report on the situation of CRVS systems in the region. By celebrating the progresses and highlighting the challenges remaining to achieving universal registration systems, the report aims at shaping the priorities for the second half of the Decade.

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  • Resources for civil registration during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The current pandemic is disrupting CRVS systems all over the world, but also highlighting why well-functioning systems are more essential than ever. As a result, the UN Statistics Division, the World Health Organization and the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force developed COVID-19 resources offering guidance for civil registration stakeholders on maintaining CRVS activities.

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The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific has reflected on where it stands at the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) during the Second Ministerial Conference. Following this celebration of progress, many of our partners and member countries are leading actions to fill the remaining gaps.

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Effective Use of CRVS Data in Public Health Journalism

When used well, civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) data can add credibility to a narrative and enhance a journalistic story. However, writing articles or preparing other media products based on CRVS data requires knowledge of how a well-functioning CRVS system works, who is responsible for the administration of the systems and the kind of data it can produce. Furthermore, journalists and content producers need to know how to analyze data to articulate trends and patterns while communicating findings clearly and accurately to their audience.

Ministerial Conference: Fact sheet

The 2nd Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific will be held from 16-19 November 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. The virtual event will mark the midpoint in the Asia-Pacific CRVS Decade (2015 – 2024), the shared vision declared at the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in 2014 to “Get Every One in the Picture” and ensure, by 2024, that all people in region will benefit from universal and responsive civil registration and vital statistics.

This document describes the core topics and ambitions of the conference.